No people without houses, no houses without people.
March 10, 2014 8:48 AM Subscribe
Photojournal of Spain's new squatters: families, young professionals, degree-holders, single mothers, the elderly. "I have grandchildren," she says. "When I die I would like to be able to say to myself that they will have jobs, homes and a happy life. The corralas are important. They set an example to people who are struggling. They show that we can help ourselves and each other. I don't know what the future will hold for any of us, but one way or another I believe that this will be a successful fight. I have to, otherwise I wouldn't be able to sleep at night."
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The financial crisis in Spain has left thousands of families without housing, while around the country an estimated 3-4 million houses are deemed 'unsellable' or 'unrentable' and left empty. In May 2012, homeless families in the Andalusian capital of Seville decided to group together and found Corrala Utopía
(their blog, in Spanish), the first in a growing network of previously vacant properties now occupied by victims of Spain's ongoing economic crisis.